2014 British Formula 1 Grand Prix - Race

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We will be back for the German Grand Prix in a fortnight's time
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Thank you for joining us for a spectacular weekend at Silverstone!
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Stay tuned to the website for a full report plus the latest news and photos
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Magnussen and Hulkenberg are next up, while Kvyat and Vergne complete the points
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Vettel comes home fifth, after a stunning battle with Alonso
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Bottas comes home second, while Ricciardo fends off Button for third
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Hamilton rounds the final few corners to win the British Grand Prix!
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The grandstands roar and fans get up on their feet to applaud him
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Final lap: Hamilton heads on to the last tour
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The Venezuelan has come to a halt at the exit of the first corner
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Lap 51/52: Smoke is exiting the rear of Maldonado's Lotus
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Can he snatch a podium finish?
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Lap 50/52: Button is over a second a lap faster than Ricciardo at present
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Ferrari will no doubt report that to the stewards
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That is out of the two designated zones
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Alonso reports that Vettel used DRS on the exit of Copse
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Vettel has a great run out of Luffied, though, and slips past into Copse!
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Lap 48/52: Vettel has a go at Brooklands, but Alonso fends him off once again
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Lap 47/52: Vettel still pressuring Alonso, but the latter is coping admirably
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Remember, the Briton has never claimed a podium finish here
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Button is closing on third-placed Ricciardo
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Lap 44/52: Hamilton leading Bottas by 20 seconds, with all scheduled stops completed
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Lap 43/52: Vettel still complaining about Alonso's driving
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The Mercedes driver still has a comfortable lead when he rejoins
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Lap 42/52: Hamilton pits for another set of Hards
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Lap 41/52: Hamilton reports that his tyres are feeling "really good"
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Perez passes Sutil for 11th position
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Lap 40/52: Alonso complains about Vettel breaching track limits
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Lap 39/52: Sutil complains about his brakes over the radio
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And Vettel isn't happy, claiming he was not given enough room
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Extremely close racing between the two World Champions
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He has a go at Brooklands, but Alonso just holds on
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Lap 37/52: Vettel, with his tyres up to temperature, is fighting back at Alonso
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Alonso sets about reeling Button in again
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Lap 36/52: Hamilton leads Bottas by more than 40 seconds
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Another fine move from the Ferrari man!
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Lap 35/52: Alonso goes around the outside of Vettel at Copse
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Vettel then pits for fresh Mediums, before rejoining in fifth
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Bottas passes Vettel for P2 along the Hangar Straight
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Lap 34/52: Bottas and Hulkenberg appear to be going to the end of the race
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He gets a consoling hug from his girlfriend
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Lap 33/52: Rosberg returns to the paddock
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He switches to Hards and rejoins in third
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Lap 32/52: Bottas finally pits in the Williams
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Vettel is third, ahead of Red Bull team-mate Ricciardo
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Lap 31/52: Hamilton now 22.8 seconds ahead of second-placed Bottas
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The German's race is all over
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Rosberg comes to a halt on the grass at Becketts
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Rosberg is tumbling down the order
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The grandstands erupt at the sight
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Hamilton takes the lead of the race
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Rosberg is slowing with further gearbox prolems
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Lap 29/52: Rosberg reports further problems with his gearbox
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He takes on Hards and rejoins in eighth
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Magnussen makes his first stop of the day
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Lap 28/52: Replays show Alonso passing Hulkenberg for eighth
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But Hamilton is flying, going a full second faster than Rosberg on the next lap
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Lap 27/52: Rosberg leading Hamilton by five seconds after the first stops
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Alonso puts on a fresh set of Medium tyres
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Hamilton tells his team not to worry about the botched first stop
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Alonso pits from fourth position, serving his five-second penalty first
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Lap 26/52: Vettel passes Magnussen on the exit of Luffield for P6
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Lap 25/52: He's lost around 1.5 seconds to Rosberg
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A slow stop, as he switches to Hards
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Lap 24/52: Hamilton pits from the lead
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Lap 23/52: Hamilton reports that his tyres are starting to drop off
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The Briton is defending the position well at present
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Lap 22/52: Alonso has hit a road block in the form of Button's McLaren
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But how much longer will he stay out?
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Hamilton is losing time to Rosberg on older rubber
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Ricciardo passes Hulkenberg for eighth at Brooklands
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Lap 21/52: Mercedes is looking into Rosberg's complaint
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Rosberg reports "a gearbox problem on the downshift"
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Meanwhile, Bottas reports controllable wear and looks set to go much longer
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Lap 20/52: Hamilton continues at the front
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"It's Hammer Time," is the message to Hamilton
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He puts on more Mediums and rejoins in second
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Lap 19/52: Race leader Rosberg pits
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Ricciardo passes Sutil for ninth at Stowe
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Rosberg is told to push hard by his engineer
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The gap stands at a reduced 2.8 seconds
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Lap 18/52: Hamilton is still closing on Rosberg
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The Williams driver is now running in the podium places
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Lap 17/52: Bottas pulls a fine move on Button around the outside of Stowe
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He rejoins in ninth position
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Ricciardo pits, putting on Mediums
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Vettel does the same on Hulkenberg
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Lap 16/52: Alonso moves up to fifth by clearing Magnussen at Stowe
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Rosberg reports that his tyres are in good shape, so he stays out for another lap
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Kvyat brings his Toro Rosso into the pits
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Lap 15/52: Hamilton is closing on Rosberg, with the gap down to four seconds
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The German is then reminded about track limits at Copse
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Hulkenberg reports major understeer in his Force India
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Lap 14/52: Bottas passes Magnussen for P4
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He will be able to serve that before work starts at his next stop
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Lap 13/52: Alonso has been given a five second stop/go penalty for being out of grid position at the original start
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Ericsson brings his car back to the pits with apparent damage
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The incident is to be investigated by the stewards
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Lap 12/52: Gutierrez's car has been cleared from the gravel at Farm
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The Red Bull driver switches to Mediums and rejoins in 11th
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Lap 11/52: Vettel dives into the pits
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Replays show him hitting Maldonado, who then jumped in the air, at Vale
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The Sauber drivers runs into the gravel
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Lap 10/52: Gutierrez appears to be carrying some damage
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According to Ferrari, Raikkonen's accident registered at 47G
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Button is 10 seconds back in third, with team-mate Magnussen folloing closely
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Just over five seconds separating the pair
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Lap 9/52: Very close between the Mercedes drivers at the front
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The Ferrari driver is on a charge
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Lap 8/52: Alonso now passes Hulkenberg for seventh at Brooklands
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But Alonso is under investigation for being out of position at the first start
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Lap 7/52: Ricciardo has a look at Hulkenberg through Stowe, but loses time and Alonso takes advantage by jumping past at Vale
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Alonso passes Kvyat for ninth
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DRS has been enabled
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Lap 6/52: Rosberg leads Hamilton by five seconds
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He made the move under braking for Brooklands
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Lap 4/52: Hamilton has also found a way past Button for second position
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But Magnussen runs wide, allowing Hamilton through
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Hamilton has a look at Magnussen into Copse but backs out of it
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Magnussen maintains third, from Hamilton, Vettel and Hulkenberg
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Lap 3/52: Button is caught napping and Rosberg bolts away
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The Safety Car comes in and we're racing again!
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The rest of the drivers are on the Medium rubber
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Vettel, Ricciardo, Grosjean, Vergne and Perez have switched to the Hard tyres
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Lap 2/52: The Safety Car leads the field away
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The tyre blankets come off and the grid clears once more
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Drivers will be allowed to overtake from the Safety Car line, alongside the pit entry
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There will be just one lap before the Safety Car peels back in
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As per the current regulations, drivers are allowed to change tyres on the grid
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Drivers are stretching out and getting their race gear back on ahead of the restart
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It has been confirmed that the race will be resumed at 14:05
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Another update to come at 13:55
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Reports suggest that Raikkonen has bruised his ankle and will have an x-ray as a precaution
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The next update will come at 13:50
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Ricciardo is listening to music, while Bianchi is eating a banana
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Drivers are passing the time in different ways
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Chilton has been given a drive-through penalty for his pit lane violation
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There will be no further action over the Turn 1 clash involving Vergne and Perez
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Raikkonen is said to have complained about his ankle after stepping out of the car
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Ferrari reports that the first thing Raikkonen asked on the radio was "Is Felipe alright?"
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Repairs to the guardrail continue, with another update due in 15 minutes
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Chilton is under investigation for entering the pit lane after the race had been red flagged
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Although dry at the moment, showers are heading towards Silverstone
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The longer this delay goes on, the greater the threat of rain later in the race
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Lots of discussions taking place on the grid, as drivers contemplate the restart
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Kobayashi is back on the grid, having avoided major contact with Raikkonen
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Repairs to the guardrail are required, with the next update due to come in 15 minutes
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It has been confirmed that the race will restart behind the Safety Car
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Massa is out of his car, with his 200th Grand Prix seemingly over
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There is a major dent in the barrier following Raikkonen's initial impact
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Marshals are working hard to clear the scene
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The drivers are back on the grid, with Raikkonen being taken away in the Medical Car
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There was a separate incident involving Perez and Vergne at the first corner
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Kobayashi was also involved in the Caterham
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Replays show Raikkonen running wide on the exit of The Loop, before bumping back onto the track and snapping into the barriers, with Massa's Williams collecting him
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The race has now been red flagged
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Raikkonen is out of the car but appears to be in some discomfort
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Massa is also involved, with a damaged left-rear
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The Safety Car has been deployed
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There been a massive accident, involving Ferrari driver Raikkonen
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Vettel has slipped down to fifth position
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Button is second, from Magnussen and Hamilton
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Rosberg is away smoothly and keeps his lead into the first corner
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The British Grand Prix is underway!
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On come the start lights...
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The rest of the grid gradually forms behind him
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Rosberg rounds the final few corners and returns to his pole position slot
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All drivers, bar Ferrari duo Alonso and Raikkonen, are on Mediums
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Rosberg leads the field away on the formation lap
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The tyre blankets come off and the mechanics move to the side of the grid
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Hamilton pulls his race gloves on and stares intently at the first corner
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The grid is slowly clearing, with drivers getting strapped into their cars
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Air and track temperatures are currently sitting at 17°C and 34°C
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Final briefings are taking place ahead of the start, which is around 10 minutes away
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The national anthem now plays around the circuit
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The first comes between Turns 5 and 6, with the second on the Hangar Straight
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Medium and Hard tyres to Silverstone
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Hamilton reported a slight issue at the right-rear, which will be looked at
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The drivers have gradually been making their way to the grid
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Today's full starting grid can be found via our dedicated race panel
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But not behind the two Caterham drivers, who failed to hit the 107 per cent time
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Penalties for Esteban Gutierrez and Pastor Maldonado have pushed them back
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The Force India of Sergio Perez and Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull are next up, with Toro Rosso duo Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne completing the top 10
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After abandoning his final Q3 lap, Lewis Hamilton starts from sixth position
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McLaren's Jenson Button starts his home Grand Prix fourth, just in front of Force India rival Nico Hulkenberg and rookie team-mate Kevin Magnussen
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The Mercedes driver will start directly ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel
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In yesterday's grid-deciding session, it was Nico Rosberg who sealed the top spot
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At the moment, light clouds cover the circuit, but there is only a small threat of rain
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Following a wet qualifying day, weather conditions have improved considerably
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